Can you believe Thanksgiving is next week already? It seems like Halloween was just here, especially since I’m still eating my daughter’s candy! I’m so thrilled to be included in the Thanksgiving Tablescape Blog Hop hosted by the gracious Chloe from Celebrate and Decorate.
Today is the last day of the hop, so be sure to go back and check out all of the fabulous tablescapes that began on Monday. I’ve included the links at the bottom of this post.
When I started to plan this Thanksgiving tablescape, the only thing I knew for sure was that I wanted to use these water goblets. They are a recent church tag sale score, and I’m a little obsessed with them. They’re so heavy and sturdy and blue.
Once I established that I was going to be using blue goblets, it just made sense to bring out my mom’s collection of vintage blue willow china. The plates are all different shapes and they’re by different manufacturers. She used to have them hung on the yellow walls of her kitchen.
Next, I looked through my fabric stash for inspiration. I brought a plate with me and loved how it looked against the orange hued fabrics. I decided to make a runner and napkins with these coordinating fabrics. I didn’t have a plain tablecloth, though, so I went out and bought the DIY blogger’s best friend…a canvas painter’s drop cloth.
Now it was time for a centerpiece. I brought an old wooden box up from the basement with the idea to fill it with greens and flowers. I soon realized this wasn’t the look I wanted, so I turned it upside down. I went back to the basement and returned with 3 mason jars and a bag of what are either a type of mini pinecone or seed pods. These were also from my mom’s craft and garden stash.
I filled the jars half way and nestled votive candles inside.
I added a white pumpkin that was left over from our CSA share. I plan to use it later for a pumpkin curry dish. Yum!
Then I layered on some leaves from outside and a shapely twig. I love how you can still see the old stencils on the box.
I cut some mum blossoms from our potted plants on the front step, and placed them in little blue glass vases. I was just in time, as Connecticut was hit with our first snowstorm of the season on Thursday afternoon.
The finishing touch was this beaded garland I found last year at a church sale. The color was perfect for my tablescape, so I had to find a way to use it. I strung it around the wood box to make it feel more festive.
I have a collection of blue depression glass and more blue willow pieces, so I displayed them on the buffet table. This vintage turkey candle from my mom’s collection took center stage.
I know what you’re thinking: “How will guests see each other over that box on the table?”. For my actual Thanksgiving meal, I’ll remove the centerpiece to make room for the gravy boat, cranberry sauce, basket of rolls, etc. But it’s pretty to look at, so I’ll keep it intact until it’s time to time to eat.
I’d like to wish you all a very happy Thanksgiving! Thank you to Chloe for all of her hard work organizing this fun Thanksgiving Tablescape Blog Hop!
Now you get to check out all of the other tablescapes!
Have a great weekend!